AEDC's Preston Defends Governor's 'Quick Action' Fund
Bryan King

AEDC's Preston Defends Governor's 'Quick Action' Fund

The executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission on Tuesday defended certain incentives his agency offers to companies that are building, moving to or expanding in Arkansas.
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Riggs Estate Gives $1.8M to Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra gets the largest individual donation in its history — $1.8 million from the estate of the late Linda Garner Riggs.
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Fake Will Case Leads to Exhumation, Inquiry Into Death

Fake Will Case Leads to Exhumation, Inquiry Into Death

A Ouachita County Circuit Court judge grants a request to exhume the body of Matthew Seth Jacobs, who died in a one-vehicle wreck in January 2015 and whose fortune was stolen after a Camden real estate agent faked his will.
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Bye-Bye Babe: A Controversial Contest Goes Nameless

Bye-Bye Babe: A Controversial Contest Goes Nameless

KABZ-FM's embattled radio contest pitting local female newscasters against one another in a March Madness-style bracket has avoided elimination by changing its name.
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The List Biggest Deals of 2017

Arkansas' biggest deals of the previous year ranked by price. The list includes buyer, seller, price, description and month announced.

Rank Buyer Seller Price
1 Tyson Foods Inc. AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc. 4,200,000,000
2 Sinclair Broadcast Group Tribune Media Co. 3,900,000,000
3 Potlatch Corp. Deltic Timber Corp. 1,200,000,000
4 Home BancShares Inc. Stonegate Bank 820,000,000
5 Uniti Group Inc. Southern Light LLC 700,000,000

Executive Q&A

Ben Goodwin of Our House on Where Nonprofits, Businesses Can Meet

Our House Director Ben Goodwin reveals how a deeply personal experience affirmed his commitment to serving the homeless.